Saying hello from the hospital

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   Posted 6/21/2007 3:18 PM (GMT -7)   
Just letting you all know that Amanda is in Children's Hospital. I have been staying here with her. They started her on metformin today. There is still a possibility it is type 1, but so far they are trying type 2 meds. They want to try to avoid insulin if possible because we are doubtful Amanda will be able to recognize a low or be able to let us know. I guess if it is type 1 we will have to figure out something.
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   Posted 6/21/2007 3:45 PM (GMT -7)   

I just want to let you know that my thoughts and prayers are coming your way. You are a great mom (((hugs))),

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   Posted 6/21/2007 3:52 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi AMM ...

Just joining Bear in some good will! Here's hoping and praying the doctors will quickly find the right course of treatment for Amanda!
Cheers -


age 52/Type 2 diabetic/"controlled" by diet and exercise

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   Posted 6/21/2007 5:04 PM (GMT -7)   
I admire you for how you're handling all that you're going through, AMM. Hang in there... We're here for you :-)
- Phishbowl (Type 1 since Jan'05 - Levemir, NovoRapid)
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   Posted 6/21/2007 6:25 PM (GMT -7)   

You're both in my prayers.  I'm glad everyone is working together to figure this out, and I hope you're holding up ok. 


"pre-diabetic" controlled so far by diet and exercise
following low/no carb diet, no meds

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   Posted 6/21/2007 7:05 PM (GMT -7)   
Bless you for having the knowledge to check her bs... Glad you caught this. Sorry for the dumb results but good thing you are on top of it. (((((hugs!)))) to your munchkin.
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   Posted 6/21/2007 8:54 PM (GMT -7)   
add my prayers to the growing list. Keep us updated. God  bless!

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   Posted 6/22/2007 4:26 AM (GMT -7)   
Best wishes to you and your family. Amanda has a great start with you to help her and all of us to lend a hand if we can. How old is she by the way? From what I understand, getting onto insulin staright away is the best chance to retain some beta cell function if that's still possible. It's never easy as you know, but the long term outcome may be better that way?

All the very best,


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   Posted 6/22/2007 7:26 AM (GMT -7)   
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your daughter. She is so lucky to have a caring and assertive mother like you. She'll be needing a strong advocate and you have the knowledge to be sure she gets the proper treatment right from the get-go.
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